Pattaya officials are helping fund coaching and expenses for three area schools participating in this weekend’s To Be No. 1 national dance championships.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon presented funds to Pattaya School No. 8 Principal Aaphorn Rajsingho Jan. 25. Donations also were made earlier to support coaching at Pattaya School No. 3 and Photisampan School. All three schools compete Feb. 9-10 in Bangkok.
Mayor Itthiphol Kunplome and Deputy Mayor Wattana Chantanawaranon present funds for this weekend’s To Be Number One competition in Bangkok to Aaphorn Rajsingho, director of Pattaya School No. 8.
The V-Star dance team from School No. 8 won one of two qualifying spots in the Nov. 4 pre-teen competition at Central Festival Pattaya Beach, while the Hit Me Dance Crew from Chonburi won in the 6-9 year-old age bracket.
“Pattaya realizes the importance of the To Be No. 1 program against drug use by youths, a project for which I have always offered my support,” Itthiphol said. “Pattaya youths have always won from this competition every year. I take this opportunity to bless and wish the children good luck. Whichever award they receive, they have made the city proud.”
The winner of each category of the To Be Number One competition will win a 2 million baht scholarship and trophy from HRH Princess Ubolratana.